phoebe survived her disgusting mass removal surgery...she is home, doing well...not sure how i feel about this.
pat the cat had a difficult surgery today...looks like the last surgery someone did to remove problem teeth were simply amputated not pulled. so the vet today had to really put him thru the gears to get all of the left over roots taken out plus all of the rest. poor boy...i bet that really hurt. he is still in the clinic on pain control...he should be home tomorrow if all goes well. hopefully with all of the teeth and roots gone, he finally will feel much better.
winter's eye started leaking today...she has to go back in for a re-check, she might have a hematoma or a pocket of infection under there. the vets had us put her back on baytril for now til they see her on wednsday.
maude goes for her re-check too, hopefully her pneumonia is fully cured.
little parvo skye malapup is doing REALLY well.
suzie is a hag. she has her face buried in the food bowl, snarling at lucky who thinks she might want a snack. so i say to suzie..."knock that off you little glutton" she spits out her piece of kibble on the floor so she can snarl at lucky more effectively. i said..."ok, that's it...get your chubby little shark butt out of this room" and suzie with great dignity, picks up her piece of kibble and waddles out the door.
yesterday we finally found our forever ferrier, all of the horses had their feet done. she did a great job and will automatically come every 6 weeks. spot's hoof guy comes on wednsday too because she really is having alot of trouble with her foot.
carrie and i sat down when i got home tonight to discuss our dwindling funds...we just hit an all time 6 week high of $15,000 owing to our 4 different vet clinics. i think they are all ok to wait a bit longer cuz i did clear all of the vet balances 6 weeks ago and they mostly pretty much like me (or at least our animals)...i still have to pay that last week for the renos, and the electrician and for the dogs walk in shower....but i did stick the saints liability insurances on my personal credit card so at least that will help. and i still need to put stony and fluke's transport on there and my RNABC dues are due soon and i need to leave room on my credit card for those...so carol's plastic avenue is basically closed for now too.
hmmmm...can we hold on til the pallisades fundraiser? or should i start laying off staff? what to do? what to do?..hopefully the right answer comes to me soon.
and this is not a pity post...(in an emergency, there is the GIC) it is just another reality of rescue...juggling to pay peter and paul and fred and jane without touching the safety net til donations trickle in. it makes for a lot of pepcid as my heartburn escalates into ulcers and anyone who thinks rescue is cheap and easy can just think again....it is one freaking giant thinking headache...ouch, my head hurts too!
ok...so phoebe has decided that i am not quite sucking up to her poor baby self enough...i am getting "the look"....gotta go and hold her on my lap for awhile so she thinks i love and am all concerned about her like i should.
but it is funny. thx...new name for suzie Q...gater-babe!